Seasonal Resources

Farm To Family Coupons help you buy locally-grown fresh fruits and vegetables at over 60 participating farmers' marketsAbout one in four Vermonters qualifies for Farm To Family coupons.

 Who is eligible?

  -  Families enrolled in the Vermont Department of Health’s WIC Program; and

  -  Other individuals or families who have a household income at or below 185% of the federal poverty limit. Those income limits are updated each spring. Click Here for income guidelines. 

When can I apply?

The application process begins in late June of each year. Coupons are provided at the time the application is done. Distribution is done on a first come, first served basis and lasts until all coupons are gone. Coupons are valid for the one market season and expire on October 31.

How do I apply?

Dial 2-1-1 for more information.

 

Fuel Assistance (also known as Home Heating Assistance) can help pay part of your home heating bills whether you:

    -  Own your home or rent;

    -  Pay for heat directly or as part of rent;

    -  Rent a room in someone's home; or

    -  Live in public, subsidized, or Section 8 housing AND rent includes the cost of heat.

 Who is eligible?

**Two recent program changes mean more Vermont families may be eligible for Fuel Assistance:

    -  The monthly income limits have been increased; and

    -  The resource test has been eliminated.

     -  You may be eligible if your gross household income is equal to or less than 185% of the federal poverty level, based on household size — regardless of the resources (e.g., savings, retirement accounts, or property) that you own. CLICK HERE for the 2014-2015 income guidelines.

When can I apply?

**New guidelines allow applicants to apply year round!

How do I apply? 

Dial 2-1-1 for more information.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           

 

 

 

 

 

ABOUT THE VERMONT 2-1-1 DATABASE

The Vermont 2-1-1 database contains detailed descriptions of programs and services available to Vermonters that are provided by local community groups, social service and health-related agencies, government organizations, and others. Our database currently contains almost 900 agencies, which provide more than 8,500 services within over 2,600 programs. Resource Specialists gather information by regularly attending community meetings throughout the state and contacting agencies directly to complete a formal update process at least annually.

 

Services fall under the following general categories:

 

  • Basic Needs
  • Consumer Services
  • Criminal Justice and Legal Services
  • Education
  • Environment/Public Health/Public Safety
  • Health Care
  • Income Support and Employment
  • Individual and Family Life
  • Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
  • Organizational/Community Services

 

Types of agencies in the database include:

 

  • Federal, state and local entities
  • Community Action Agencies
  • Non-Profit organizations
  • Churches, service organizations and civic groups that provide services to the public
  • Out-of-state entities that offer services to Vermonters
  • And more

 

Vermont 2-1-1 welcomes new agencies, programs and services interested in joining our database to apply for inclusion. Apply here.

2-1-1 Database Tutorial

 

Please take time to review this 2-1-1 Database Tutorial before using the Vermont 2-1-1 database to search for services.  This tutorial will give you a better understanding of the three different search methods available on our network of services:

Click Here for 2-1-1 Database Tutorial 

 

How the 2-1-1 Database is Maintained

Vermont 2-1-1 is committed to maintaining accurate and up-to-date information about community resources in Vermont.  The database is formally updated for all listings on an annual basis.  Interim changes and updates are done as we learn about them.  Local newspapers, community meetings and subscriptions to agency newsletters are also a general source for agency updates.

Vermont 2-1-1 requests that individuals and organizations do not utilize the database to populate their own database of community resources, create a new database, or create specialized directories or lengthy resource lists. Agencies and organizations are welcome to use the database to update short resource lists of community services.

This policy is aimed at protecting the integrity of Vermont 2-1-1 data and preventing a duplication of effort among service providers.  Maintaining an accurate and comprehensive database is exceedingly time-consuming and costly. Vermont 2-1-1 has staff dedicated to maintaining the database; therefore, we prefer to partner with organizations needing data to save them time and money.

Every effort has been made to verify the information contained in our database, but information can change on a regular basis. Here at Vermont 2-1-1 we welcome any feedback regarding outdated information, and we apologize for any inaccuracies.

What is a 2-1-1 Resource Specialist?

Vermont 2-1-1 Regional Resource Specialists represent Vermont 2-1-1 in particular regions of the state.  Regional Resource Specialists work to ensure that the Vermont 2-1-1 Database has accurate and has up to date information about health and human services in their region.  The Regional Resource Specialists proactively gather information about new health and human service programs for inclusion in the Vermont 2-1-1 Database.  The Regional Resource Specialist promotes the 2-1-1 service in his/her designated region, actively participates in regional community partnerships and other appropriate collaborative groups, and maintains relationships with local agencies and local communities.

Current 2-1-1 Resource Specialists by region: 

Northwest Vermont Region - Carmel Quinn, Resource Manager.
Chittenden, Lamoille, Franklin, Grand Isle, and  Washington Counties.

Northeast Vermont Region - Dixie Burns, Regional Resource Specialist.
Orleans, Essex, Caledonia Counties and certain towns in Orange County: Topsham, Newbury, Williamstown, Washington, Corinth, and Newbury.

Southeast Vermont Region - Jim Tonkovich, Regional Resource Specialist.
Windham, Windsor, and Orange Counties.

Southwest Vermont Region - Beth Diamond, Regional Resource Specialist.
Addison, Bennington and Rutland Counties.

Additional information